: Kremlin refuses to announce cost of bombing campaign in Syria
Politics15:06 Mar. 16, 2016
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Kremlin refuses to announce cost of bombing campaign in Syria

Western analysts estimate first two weeks cost Moscow over USD 80 million

The Kremlin has refused to announce the cost of its military campaign in Syria. Dmitriy Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman denies that Moscow spent over USD 530 million. The estimate had been drawn up by Russian media.

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Western analysts believe this to be a conservative evaluation of Russia's bombing campaign in Syria. Radio Free Liberty cite researchers from London-based think tank, the Royal United Services Institute, who suggest in the first two weeks alone of Russia's military intervention, Moscow spent more than USD 80 million.

Russian war jets begun leaving their air bases in Syria on Tuesday. This comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the withdrawal of ‘most' Russian forces out of Syria. Moscow began its bombing campaign in Syria back in September 2015.

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